Zimbabwe beware: the military is looking after its own interests, not democracy

The Zimbabwe military’s coup against Robert Mugabe was not about political liberalisation and democracy. Gen. Constantino Chiwenga and other military commanders staged the “smart coup” to a) save the ruling Zanu PF party from disintegration b) install Emmerson Mnangagwa as Mugabe’s successor and c) safeguard their own personal and economic interests.

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Zimbabwe military coup: Army “targeting criminals”, not Mugabe

After allegedly staging a “coup” against President Robert Mugabe, the Zimbabwean military read out a statement on the country’s national broadcaster, Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC), on Wednesday morning.

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Exiled former Zimbabwe vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa threatens to unseat Mugabe

Emmerson Mnangagwa has responded to his recent firing by President Robert Mugabe as Zimbabwe’s vice president. In a statement, Mnangagwa, who has already fled to neighbouring South Africa to escape “incessant threats” to his life, suggested that he’ll wrestle Mugabe for the leadership of both the ruling Zanu PF party and Zimbabwe.

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Robert Mugabe shoots self in the foot by firing vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa

In a development that’s likely to doom his re-election prospects during the much-anticipated 2018 elections, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe just fired his long-time Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa with immediate effect.

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